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March 5, 2007 | The Nation

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March 5, 2007

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The Editors make the case against a widening war, Alisa Solomon reports from the World Social Forum, Andrea Batista Schlesinger defines real immigration reform.

Letters

FSG: NO PRESSURE HERE

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Editorials

Immigration reform should be shaped by progressive values that prize the dignity of all workers.

Outraged by his failure to stick to a far-right agenda as he pursues the presidency, Senator John McCain's conservative base in Arizona is abandoning him.

As the Bush Administration steps up its campaign against Iran, opponents have a dual responsibility: to contest the strategic context for escalation and to bar specific acts of aggression.

Congress and the media must challenge unsourced White House allegations of Iran's involvement in Iraq or risk a disastrous, widening war.

Columns

Howl

To understand the human costs of US actions in Iraq, read the blog postings of Iraqi employees of the McClatchy News Service Baghdad bureau.

Why can't white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?

TruthDig

Let's face it. Hillary Clinton is not a peace candidate.

The New York Times's credulous reporting of flimsy "evidence" regarding Iranian weapons in Iraq is enabling Bush's anti-Iran propaganda drive.

Articles

The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.

Progressives need to create an economic agenda that encompasses the environment and social justice.

A child dies after being enveloped by toxic pesticides on a soybean mega-farm, and two landowners are found guilty of homicide. Four years later, they still haven't paid the price for the crime.

What kind of executive branch of government did the framers of the Constitution have in mind? Not the runaway powers now claimed by the Bush Administration.

Who says the Iraq debacle is unsolvable? There are decisive, meaningful steps that can be taken to stop the bloodletting and promote stability in the region.

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

The World Social Forum marched into Nairobi full of conflict, action and ideas.

Books & the Arts

Book

To understand why the playground of Beirut has again become a battleground, look beyond the myth-making biographies of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Book

Isaac B. Singer: A Life fails to fully illustrate the complexity of the writer's struggle with his heritage.